|This was good practice for when we go to India in February!|
This past week, I started hearing from all the students about a big festival coming up on Saturday. I learned that it is an annual event where students and families host a booth to represent their home country with food and decorations, and there is a central stage for cultural performances. Nido has students from a HUGE range of countries, so that means lots of booths and cool displays. One of the families I tutor for was nice enough to invite Caroline and me to catch a ride with them, so off we went!
We didn't know entirely what to expect, but hopefully the photos and explanations below can give you a feel for it.
|The Chilean booth seemed very similar to the displays we had seen at Fondas on 18 Septiembre, their independence day|
The whole "production values" of the event was extremely high, which wasn't too surprising because the families are mostly very upper class and the school caters to that. The event did cost an entry fee plus tickets to buy food, so I guess that money helps them put on such a high quality event. All the booths had wonderful decorations, and the event was organized and run very smoothly (often you can't say that for things here!).
The performances were great too:
|Two students as part of an arabian-style dance. These wing things were spectacular, though it's sort of hard to appreciate them from the photo.|
|This looked like a chinese dragon to me, though I didn't see the start so I can't say for sure what culture it represents. I think it would be very uncomfortable to be the rear end of this dragon.|
And of course, the Korean students did a Gangnam Style dance. This was by far the most popular performance of the day, so we couldn't get very close.
|I wonder if the Korean kids are sick of this song, or if it is still a really cool feeling for them to have a world-wide pop hit that people know and get excited for?|
I know you are all dying to know what they had at the USA booth. I'll tell about it in a future post. For now, leave a comment with your best guess about what foods the Americans had to represent the good ol' US of A.